The Little Epicurean

Mar 23 2015

Black Sesame Matcha Doughnuts

Black Sesame Matcha Doughnuts (baked)

Have your matcha tea and eat it, too!

Of course the easiest way to have your matcha is making it into a tea (or latte), but I prefer to put in a little more effort and have my matcha in doughnut form.

Black Sesame Matcha Doughnuts (baked)

My donut pans get used a lot.  Little did I know when I bought them three years ago that they’d be a staple in my kitchen.  Baked doughnuts are easier to make than muffins and cupcakes- AND less time consuming.  It takes about 13 minutes to bake a batch of these babies, where as cupcakes usually require about half an hour.

Mar 19 2015

Blood Orange Limeade Popsicles

Blood Orange Limeade Popsicles

Tomorrow marks the first day of spring! I’m excited.  You’re excited.  It’s time to celebrate with these super fun blood orange limeade popsicles.  The onset of spring means strawberries, asparagus, and honeydew melons.  But it also signals the end of blood orange season.

Mar 16 2015

Strawberry Ricotta Toast

Strawberry Ricotta Toast

Broiled strawberries.  It’s my new favorite jam. A couple of year ago, I was totally into canning.  There was one summer when I canned every fruit and vegetable I could get my hands on.  Think: strawberry jam, raspberry thyme jam, apricot jelly and green bean pickles.  While I thought canning was super fun, it was

Mar 13 2015

Matcha Red Bean S’mores

Matcha Red Bean S'mores

Once you’ve made matcha marshmallows, the next logical step is make to make as many matcha red bean s’mores as possible. Matcha and red bean (azuki) is a classic pairing in Asian desserts.  It’s one of my personal favorite pairings; see: matcha azuki cupcakes and matcha red bean mousse cake.  And another all time fav dessert-

Mar 12 2015

Matcha Marshmallows

Matcha Marshmallows

I’m going to NYC next week.  I’m one of those people that plan for trips by mapping foods I want to try.  During my research I came across MatchaBar.  It’s a speciality matcha cafe in Brookyln and it’s walking distance from the Airbnb apartment I’ll be staying at!  I smell an addiction. Anyway, I thought it’s best

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